Christmas Time

I want to show you what I’ve been up to this past week. It involves these:

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I fell in love with them instantly and knew exactly what I wanted to used them for.

Christmas Tags for this years presents!

I used the Tag Thanks Latte and stripped away everything but the scalloped base and the inside circle.

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I didn’t feel like making a very detailed tag because I felt the dome, the glitter and the small image inside the dome was details enough.

I used DCWV “Christmas Plaid” paper and Tim Holtz Ideaology Gold Kraft-Stock for the tag.

Inside the dome is a print and cut motive of pinecones with branches from Carta Bella’s “Let it Snow” collection along with Diamond Sugar Dust from Craft Décor.

I embossed and sanded the gold paper for effect and used gold twine to tie it unto the presents.

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And I didn’t stop here…..

I was on a roll with these domes and decided to use them for this years place cards for the Christmas Table:

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The place cards are the JGW Snowflake Placecards.

They are made from Kraft Cardstock, Ideaology Gold Paper, white pearl paper and Best Creation White Glitter Paper.

Inside the dome is a print and cut from Carta Bella’s “Christmas Delivery” collection and Diamond Sugar Dust from Craft Décor. I also wrote “Merry Christmas” in Danish.

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Instead of using a candy inside the tag, I used snowflake printed vellum to write the names and decorated with a border of a snowflake circle (design ID #34350) I found in the Silhouette Design Store.

Then, for a fun detail, I placed a small led light inside the tag:

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It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but it really lights up the name nicely.

As a final detail, I tied some gold tinsel on top of the place card.

And there….I’m all set for Christmas now.

Thanks for joining me today. I’m back again next Sunday for a final Christmas project.

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Star Shine

Winter is coming…or already here. This means it’s dark in the morning and dark early in the afternoon – at least here in Scandinavia.

It’s also Christmas time and the old pagan Winter Solstice feast, that celebrates the Midwinter and the returning of the light.

No matter what you believe in, it’s time to break out the candles and get cozy with their beautiful light. In my house, we don’t use candles of stearin as much anymore. We use a lot of LED candles instead that are better for your health and don’t pose a fire hazard. They are also great to use in homemade lanterns of paper and it just so happens I made such a one to show you today 😉

My choice fell on the 3D Star Lantern from Simply Crafty SVGs:

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This was originally made for the 4th. of July but it can just as well be used for Christmas.

I downsized it by 50% and changed the small firework burst on the sides with a snow flake.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV’s “Christmas Plaid” and gold glitter paper from Artemio. I used vellum behind the star cut outs and tied a length of Boxwood Twine from Tim Holtz Ideaology.

It’s perfect for a normal sized LED tealight and it would look awesome if you made several of them and decorated your Christmas table with them – maybe one for each guest kinda like a place card. 🙂

Thanks for dropping by today – please leave a little love in a comment below.

See you again soon I hope.

Perfect Hostess Gifts

Hi – so good of you to visit this fine november Wednesday – I’ve got a lot to show you, so you might wanna grab a cuppa coffee or maybe some delicious hot chocolate for this.

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I recently found these yummy chocolate balls in a Coffee Shop called Kama Kaffe in my home town and these are perfect for hostess gifts. They are made by Grenaa Chokolade.

They look like ordinary huge chocolate balls but in fact they are a scrumptious package of hot chocolate. Put this one in your mug, pour some hot milk over it and stir – Delicious perfection!

Instead of just handing out the cellophane with the ball inside (BORRING), I decided to make some small boxes for them and the Round Ball Ornament Box 2.5 inches from Simply Crafty SVGs were just the thing!

So I made a bunch of them! Here we go:

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This first box is made from AC Cardstock in Wine and decorated with patterned paper from Recollections’ “Autumn Dream”.

I also found some Prima leaves in matching colors and a beautiful Prima flower.

I also decorated with different gems from Prima.

This box I altered a bit – from a round hole to a leaf shaped one by using my Silhouette Studio Software and the Release/Make Compound Path function. The leaf is one I found among many in the Silhouette Design Store.

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For this next box, I used AC Cardstock in Rose bud and Prima patterned Paper “Lavender Frost”

The leaves and flowers are also from Prima as is the gems.

The cut out is among the choices that comes with the box file.

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The final fall inspired box is made from AC Cardstock in Robin’s Egg and Prima patterned paper “Flirty Fleur”

Again I used Prima flowers, leaves and gems.

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I also made some of the boxes with a Winter/Christmas theme – this one in made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and patterned paper from DCWV’s “Luxe Lodge” Stack.

The flowers and leaves are from Prima.

This has a real cozy feel to it – don’t you think?

The star cut out is also from the Silhouette Design Store and not part of the box file.

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Here’s a Christmas inspired box for which I used AC Cardstock in Mulberry and Prima’s “Santa Baby” patterned paper.

Flower, leaves and gems are from Prima and I also used three tiny pom poms as Marshmellows.

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The final box is made from AC Cardstock in White and patterned paper from DCWV’s “Christmas Plaid” stack.

Flowers and leaves are from Prima and the tiny pine twigs are Tim Holtz pine twine that I cut in small lengths and stuck in here and there.

So now I’m ready come the Fall and Christmas visits to friends and family – I really hope they like the boxes – the chocolate I know they will love 😀

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see you again very soon ❤